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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Day Inspired Cupcakes

Valentine's day is a little less than a month away and I wanted to try make sure I made some holiday inspired cupcakes. I had planned on doing so many holiday inspired treats this past year, but time slipped by faster than I had anticipated and so I didn't have a chance to cross off many of the projects I had planned on doing.

With the Christmas holiday season behind me, I have had the pleasure of finding a few slivers of moments to create a few new things. Starting with some new cupcake toppers, Valentine's day cupcake toppers made with royal icing.

In the past few months, I have become obsessed  interested in learning everything there is to know about working with Royal Icing. I look at some of the decorators; be they cookie, cake or cupcake artists and I'm blown away at the potential of this edible medium.

It has become a total obsession.....

With the few moments of downtime I found, I created some cool cupcake toppers for Valentine's day...

To make them I printed out a circle template and covered it in wax paper. I outlined and flooded each topper with white royal icing. After they dried...I made some swirls...



And some hearts.....


I piped in some green and pink for leaves and flowers...


And I put them on cupcakes....


I think they look lovely...


Because I was having so much fun...I even made some random hearts and ribbon roses...


But the best part of it all was the cookie I made...


Which has made my obsession with royal icing grow even more...


I know it's a bit on the rough side...but I love it so much! It reminds me of the paintings I used to make way back in the day........before kids.......when I had the luxury of a thing called "time" to actually do things!!

Hope you enjoy!